CLAT Syllabus 2020
Team Careers360, 01 Aug 2019, #CLAT
Applications Open Now
UPES - Integrated LLB Programs
Apply

CLAT Syllabus 2020 – National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi will announce the syllabus of CLAT 2020 tentatively in second week of January. The CLAT 2020 syllabus gives an overview of subjects candidates have to cover while preparing for CLAT. It will help them in prioritising the topics from most to least important. CLAT syllabus 2020 contains information about the various topics/subjects, marking scheme and the exam pattern followed in CLAT exam for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The sections in focus for undergraduate CLAT 2020 are - general knowledge & current affairs, English (with comprehension), legal aptitude and logical reasoning. Sections such as Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Law of Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, Property Law, Intellectual Property Law and the Law of Contracts are included for postgraduate CLAT 2020. CLAT is national-level exam that is conducted in offline mode. Candidates are recommended to go through the article carefully to know all the important as well as minute details related to CLAT syllabus 2020.

Latest: Download Free Sample Paper for CLAT - Download Now

CLAT 2020 Syllabus- BA LLB Programs

Candidates must note that the following topics will be covered in the CLAT 2020 for BA LLB program.

CLAT BA LLB Syllabus

Sections

Topics


English


  • comprehension passages

  • Grammar

  • word meanings

  • incorrect/correct sentences

  • fill in the blanks with appropriate words



Mathematics


  • algebra

  • profit and loss

  • time and work

  • average, speed and distance

  • permutation-combination and venn diagrams

  • numerical ability

  • any topic covered in Xth class/standard



General Knowledge & Current Affairs


  • Static general knowledge

  • Current affairs- national

  • Current affairs- international



Logical Reasoning



Logical and Analytical reasoning skills


Legal Aptitude


  • Study of law

  • Research aptitude

  • Problem solving ability

  • Questions based on hypothetical situations


English- In this section, the questions will be based on comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section, candidates will be assessed on their understanding of the passage and its central theme, meanings of words used therein, etc. The grammar section requires correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, filling of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc.

CLAT Sample Paper

Download Free Sample Paper for CLAT

Download Now

Mathematics- Under this section, the questions will be based on 10th standard’s mathematics syllabus.

General Knowledge & Current Affairs- This section will consist of questions from the static general knowledge. Questions on current affairs will test the candidate's on their knowledge of national and international current affairs.

Logical Reasoning- In this section, candidates will be tested on his/her ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. It may include a variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc.

Legal Aptitude- This sections will test candidates’ research skills, interest in law and problem solving abilities. Questions may include legal propositions (described in the paper), and a set of facts to which the said proposition has to be applied.

CLAT Syllabus 2020: LLM Syllabus

The following topics will be covered in the CLAT 2020 for LLM. Candidates will be notified of any new updates for the new session if there are any changes.

CLAT LLM Syllabus

S.No.

Sections

1

Constitutional Law

2

Law of Torts

3

International Law

4

Jurisprudence

5

Intellectual Property Law

6

Law of Contracts

7

Criminal Law

Constitutional Law- It refers to the rights stated and implemented in the federal and state constitutions. The majority of this body of law has developed from state and federal supreme court rulings, which interpret their respective constitutions and ensure that the laws passed by the legislature do not violate constitutional limits.

Law of Torts- In common law jurisdictions, it is a civil wrong that causes a claimant to suffer loss or harm resulting in legal liability for the person who commits tortious act.

CLAT 2020 Syllabus – Marks distribution

The following table contains section-wise marks distribution for BA LLB and LLM programmes:

  1. CLAT Syllabus 2020 - BA LLB programme

Subjects

Number of Questions

Marks

English and comprehension

40

40

Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)

20

20

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

50

50

Logical Reasoning

40

40

Legal Aptitude

50

50

Total

200

200

  1. CLAT 2020 Syllabus- LLM programme

The question paper of CLAT 2020 will include both multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and subjective type questions. MCQs will carry 100 questions of one mark each, while subjective questions will be of 50 marks; for full details consult the tables below.

Multiple Choice Questions

S.No

Subjects

Number of Questions

Marks

1

Constitutional Law

40

40

2

Other Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR and Jurisprudence.

60

60

Total


100

100

Subjective type questions:

The paper will include two essay type questions each carrying 25 marks; the topics of the essay would be law and contemporary issues. The word limit for the essays will be 800 words.

CLAT Syllabus 2020 - Paper Pattern

Please note, the entrance examination for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses will be held on the same date. Candidates can refer to the table given below to understand the paper pattern of CLAT 2020.

CLAT Exam Pattern - Undergraduate

Mode of Examination

Offline

Duration of Examination

2 hours

Language Options

English

Type of Questions

MCQ

Total Number of Questions

200

Negative Marking

Yes, 0.25 marks for each incorrect attempt

CLAT Exam Pattern - Postgraduate

Mode of Examination

Offline

Duration of Examination

2 hours

Language Options

English

Type of Questions

2 essay type questions, 800 words per essay

Total Number of Questions

150

Negative Marking

Yes, 0.25 marks for an incorrect attempt

DISCLAIMER- The details mentioned in this article are based on previous year’s notification. The article will be updated once the data for new session is released.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CLAT Syllabus 2020

Question: What is the benefit of consulting the syllabus of CLAT 2020?

Answer:

By referring the CLAT 2020 syllabus, the candidate will not only the subjects, but also subject-wise topics, covered in the exam.

Question: Is the CLAT 2020 syllabus same for the LLM and BA LLB program?

Answer:

No, the CLAT 2020 syllabus is different for the postgraduate and undergraduate courses. So depending on which course the candidate is seeking admission to, the candidate needs to refer the corresponding syllabus only. 

Question: Will questions be asked from only the syllabus, or also outside?

Answer:

Typically, all questions in CLAT 2020 will be asked from the prescribed CLAT 2020 syllabus only. So the candidate needs to follow the syllabus closely.

Question: How many sections are there in undergraduate course?

Answer:

The BA LLB course has five sections - English, Mathematics, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Logical Reasoning, and Legal Aptitude

Applications Open Now

UPES - Integrated LLB Programs
UPES - Integrated LLB Programs
Apply
View All Application Forms

More like CLAT

Questions related to CLAT

Showing 6163 out of 6163 Questions
3 Views

Is CLAT entrance exam is sufficient to get seat in LLB banglore university?

Alok Mishra 19th Nov, 2019

Hi,

If your query is related with doing 5-year BALLB program being offered at University Law College (ULC) I must say no. Because it has its own admission process. Basically, CLAT is an entrance exam for taking admission in NLUs. Eligibility Criteria for ULC's BALLB can be checked by following the link given: https://eng.bangaloreuniversity.ac.in/university-law-college/

I hope it helps!

14 Views

kya 6 month me clat crack ho jayega? please answer

Shareef 19th Nov, 2019
Hello,
.
It really depends on your Own Interest. If you focus on the things for best happening, you can definitely  crack CLAT examination.
.
Let me suggest you few tips,
  • Firstly make a timetable according to your comforts
  • Make a daily goals. It says you should complete this much of syllabus till this time
  • Go for weekend Tests
.
If you know the syllabus then that's fine. If not please refer the link mentioned here, it will help you out with the best books for preparation.
.
https://law.careers360.com/articles/best-books-for-clat/amp
11 Views

clat ki study ke liye kitne month ka time sufficient hai...? please answer

Aman Raj Student Expert 18th Nov, 2019

Hello Bablu

Every other person has a different brain which works in different frequencies.

What I can study in 10 hours, maybe you can study in 2.

So this is really irrelevant.


But still to answer your question, according to some statistics, a good amount of 4–5 hours a day can help you get into a tier 1 college, but those hours should be with complete dedication and for 5-6 months.

3 Views

how much Marks should candidate score to clear clat for NLU jodhpur?

Aman Raj Student Expert 18th Nov, 2019

Hello Tanvi

It depends upon the Reservation Category and all. Considering General, you must need a rank of 120-140 for the admission. These were the last year cutoffs.

For more information on Cutoffs and all : https://law.careers360.com/articles/nlu-jodhpur-cutoff

4 Views

I score 56% in BA graduation degree and i am in general category. Now i am able to give CLAT exam and get admission in NLU?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 18th Nov, 2019

CLAT is for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes. For CLAT PG, you should possess a Bachelor's degree in Law. But because your highest qualification is BA and that is not a law degree, you are not eligible for CLAT PG. But now talking about CLAT UG, you need to have completed your 10+2 with a minimum aggregate of 45%. It is 45% for General Category and 40% for Reserved Categories. As there is no upper age limit for CLAT, you can appear for CLAT UG. Not based on your BA qualification but based on your 12th qualification. For more information, please visit our page at: https://law.careers360.com/articles/clat-eligibility-criteria

Top
The question have been saved in answer later, you can access it from your profile anytime. Access now

Download the Careers360 App on your Android phone

Regular exam updates, QnA, Predictors, College Applications & E-books now on your Mobile

Careers360 App
150M+ Students
24,000+ Colleges
500+ Exams
1500+ E-books